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Crowd-sourced Herbarium Data Transcription

Resource ID#: 166555

Primary Type: Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea

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Listen closely as Dr. Austin Mast explains how students can help scientists by transcribing data from real herbarium plant samples. 

Related Site: Notes from Nature

Subject(s): Science
Grade Level(s): 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
Intended Audience: Educators
Keywords: FSU Herbarium, data, transcription, crowd-sourcing, Austin Mast, Florida State University, herbarium, citizen science, database, plant, plants
Instructional Component Type(s): Perspectives Video: Teaching Idea
Resource Collection: CPALMS Perspectives Videos for Diversity and Ecology

Related Standards

Name Description
SC.68.CS-CP.3.1: Select appropriate tools and technology resources to accomplish a variety of tasks and solve problems.
SC.8.E.5.10: Assess how technology is essential to science for such purposes as access to outer space and other remote locations, sample collection, measurement, data collection and storage, computation, and communication of information.
Florida Standards Connections: MAFS.K12.MP.5: Use appropriate tools strategically; and, MAFS.K12.MP.6: Attend to precision.
SC.912.N.1.4: Identify sources of information and assess their reliability according to the strict standards of scientific investigation.
Read, interpret, and examine the credibility and validity of scientific claims in different sources of information, such as scientific articles, advertisements, or media stories. Strict standards of science include controlled variables, sufficient sample size, replication of results, empirical and measurable evidence, and the concept of falsification.

Florida Standards Connections: LAFS.910.RST.1.1 / LAFS.1112.RST.1.1.